MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,122 this week

Fire Sale (1977)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 242 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 3 critic

Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 15 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1677 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 260 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 85 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fire Sale" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fire Sale (1977)

Fire Sale (1977) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fire Sale.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hog Wild (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A boy (Tim Warner), expelled from military school, returns home to his fathers disappiontment. He discovers that a motorcycle gang has been terrorizing his high school, and falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Les Rose
Stars: Patti D'Arbanville, Michael Biehn, Tony Rosato
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On December 23rd, Korean War veteran George Haverstick and nurse Isabel Crane - who George lovingly refers to as "Little Bit" - get married in a civil ceremony. They met when George was ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people visit a weird old man who is a student of the black arts. The man lives in an ancient, cursed castle. Soon people in the group start being killed off.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Nadja Tiller, Jean-Claude Brialy, Perrette Pradier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Flash used to be a talented baseball player but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu who, before falling into alcoholism like him, ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden
Badge 373 (1973)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After his suspension for the shooting death of drug runner, a New York cop vows to keep the streets clean, any way he can.

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Robert Duvall, Verna Bloom, Henry Darrow
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

Director: William Sachs
Stars: Bill Adler, Cynthia Wood, Dennis Bowen
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two actors. On a road. With a tree. An effective description of the world Tony A and Tony Z find themselves inhabiting in Alan Arkin's film. "Samuel Beckett is Coming Soon...". Far from ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Arkin
Stars: Alan Arkin, Anthony Arkin, Jim Flanagan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: John Robins
Stars: Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley, David Battley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Roland Verhavert
Stars: Jan Decleir, Elizabeth Teissier, Liliane Vincent
Dyn Amo (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Stephen Dwoskin
Stars: Jenny Runacre, Pat Ford, Catherine Kessler
Wolf Lake (1980)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Burt Kennedy
Stars: Rod Steiger, David Huffman, Robin Mattson
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a US intelligence agent (Anthony Quinn) is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron (James Mason) to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man he is put in contact with... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ezra Fikus
...
Russel Fikus
...
Benny Fikus
...
Marion Fikus
Kay Medford ...
Ruth Fikus
Barbara Dana ...
Virginia
...
Sherman
...
Al
Byron Stewart ...
Captain
Oliver Clark ...
Mr. Blossom
William Bogert ...
Insurance Doctor (as Bill Bogert)
...
Painter
MacIntyre Dixon ...
Painter
John Batiste ...
M.D. #1
Augusta Dabney ...
Mrs. Cooper
Edit

Storyline

Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the responsibility over to his son, Russel. While Russel doesn't get much respect from his parents, he's better off than his brother, Ezra, whom Benny has gone so far as to disown. Ezra is currently battling with his work (coach of a high school basketball team that hasn't won in ages) and his wife (who keeps nagging him that she wants to have a baby as soon as possible) at the same time. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Taglines:

The Fikus Family: They're Not Roasted. They're Not Salted. They're Just Plain Nuts.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 January 1978 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Brand-udsalg  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ezra Fikus: How would you like your name to be Booker T. Fikus?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

IS this Bvrooklyn alvready?
15 May 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Like many of the previous reviewers, I only ever saw this movie once, and that was a long, long time ago (again like them). But even though I was only a teenager, where for me the world of the US East Coast Jews may as well have been on another planet, what gags I did understand (and I realized that there were many, many gags that I didn't!) were exceptionally funny. Leonard_M - loosen up a little. The movie IS funny.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fire Sale 1977 grownman111
Byron Stewart aka 'Booker T' TWS_Fan
Available on DVD? SamHardy
search for fire sale emilydb1953
Discuss Fire Sale (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?